Tag: Coaching

Hockey Cheat Sheet


Lets be honest, there is a lot to learn when it comes to positioning in hockey and you might have heard it 20 times but some of us just aren't verbal learners. For all the visual learners out there I have created the hockey cheat sheet. This is an all encompassing guide that pretty much covers ...


The Role of a Winger in Hockey

right wing hockey

There are two wingers in hockey, right wing, and left wing. Both wing men, as well as the centermen are referred to as forwards. The forwards are offensively minded and will score the majority of your teams goals. As a winger you will mostly play on your side of the ice, right wing will play up and ...


Fun Hockey Drills


I found this great list of the top 10 fun hockey drills. I thought I would share it on our blog for any coach that is looking for some fun hockey drills. A lot of hockey coaches want nothing more for their kids to win the championships, but a lot of hockey players want nothing more than to have ...


What Makes a Good Hockey Coach?

Good players need talent but they also need good coaches The most important quality you need to coach is enthusiasm. People respond brilliantly to an eager, hard working leader. It takes time to build up coaching skills and experience, but help is available. A task of the OMHA is to look ...


Hockey Practice vs Hockey Game

CONSIDERATIONS FOR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT IN HOCKEY HOCKEY PRACTICE V S . HOCKEY GAMES published with permission from Home Town Hockey Many hockey players and parents have questioned whether hockey games or practices help a player develop more? Take a look at the stats below and you will ...


How to Plan a Hockey Practice

HOCKEY PRACTICE PLANNING Hockey Skill Development can be a straightforward task once you have taken the time to develop a good hockey practice or seasonal plan. A practice / seasonal plan is made up of a number of important components that should be given strong consideration each time you ...


Hockey Practice Skills Guide

Hockey practice skills, showing the skills to teach during hockey practice

HOCKEY PRACTICE SKILL DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES The following is a guide to what types of skills should be taugt during a hockey practice. As you can see for the initiation stage you should focus mostly on technical skills such as shooting, skating, stopping and so on, however for Bantam and Midget ...


Tips for Running a Hockey Practice

10 HOCKEY PRACTICE TIPS Below are tips that will help a coach run a successful and productive hockey practice. There are 10 key ingredients a coach should mix into each practice. Collectively these lead to enjoyment and learning for both players and coaches  Coaches should have a minimum of ...


Youth Hockey Practice Basics

HOCKEY PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY Originially printed in the OMHA Hockey Drill book. Published with permission from OMHA Hometown Hockey KEEP THEM MOVING Whether its practice, clinic, or camp, ice sessions should be designed to engage every participant consistently. Kids don’t attend practice to ...